Tuesday 7 January 1969, Orthodox Christmas
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Erric Pegram NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers and Chris Hatcher.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye.
In UK Lily The Pink by The Scaffold was in the top 5 hits.
Pierrot le Fou, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969
while The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Königlich Bayerisches Amtsgericht.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 7 January 1969 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Raymond of Pe�afort.
- Christmas Day in the Julian calendar. This is the day on which Christmas is celebrated in most Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches.
- European traditional - Distaff day: women's traditional work begins again after Epiphany.
- Erric Pegram NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers: New York Giants, San Diego Chargers).
- Chris Hatcher: US baseball outfielder (Houston Astros).
- Todd Kinchen NFL wide receiver (Saint Louis Rams: Atlanta Falcons).
- David Yost: American actor.
- Marco Simone: Italian soccer/football player.
- US Congress doubles Presidential salary.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
- Diana Ross and the Supremes - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
- Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman
- Young-Holt Unlimited - Soulful Strut
- B.J. Thomas - Hooked On A Feeling
- The Temptations - Cloud Nine
- Stevie Wonder - For Once In My Life
- Tommy James and the Shondells - Crimson And Clover
- Diana Ross and the Supremes - Love Child
- Bobby Vinton - I Love How You Love Me
Top #10 songs in the UK
- The Scaffold - Lily The Pink
- Rolf Harris - Two Little Boys
- The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
- Archies - Sugar Sugar
- Marmalade - Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da
- Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town
- Fleetwood Mac - Albatross
- Stevie Wonder - Yester-Me Yester-You Yesterday
- Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - I'm The Urban Spaceman
- Blue Mink - Melting Pot
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